Virtual Fall Science Clubs are Underway!

This fall, 250 girls in grades K-12 will continue to pursue their love of science through our virtual fall clubs. Programming is free, activities are hands-on, and all materials have been provided. Registration is now full, but you can learn more and submit an interest form for the spring semester below. 

 In case you missed it: VIRTUAL Catalyst Awards

On October 1, Science Club for Girls celebrated 25 years of empowering girls and women in STEM. In case you missed it...it's not too late to enjoy the show! Click below to see our clubs in action, hear stories from participants and mentors, and be inspired by this amazing community that is paving the way for a more diverse, inclusive world of STEM. 

Live Science Show: SCFG Live!

On Fridays at 4:00 pm, Science Club for Girls hosts a LIVE science show, #SCFGLive! on our Facebook page. Tune in for fun, interactive experiments for scientists of all ages. Click below to learn more and watch previous episodes!

Empowering girls to embrace STEM through meaningful mentorship and free, hands-on experiences

To foster excitement, confidence and literacy in STEM for girls, particularly those from underrepresented communities by providing free, experiential programs and by maximizing meaningful interactions with women STEM mentors.

Celebrating 25 years of successfully providing programs for girls in our community to address the gender and diversity imbalance in STEM. SCFG provides free after school "clubs" at schools and community locations.

Volunteer, participate, or donate. SCFG relies upon the generosity of our supporters to maintain, nourish and grow. Your involvement makes a powerful statement about your commitment to racial and gender equity in STEM.

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Thank you for your support

I’m not sure I’d be where I am if I hadn’t had mentors and peers in Science Club who encouraged me to pursue what I wanted and helped me build the confidence to get there.
— Sophie, Junior Mentor

What We Know

  • An achievement gap exists between well-resourced and economically-stressed children from the moment they begin school.

  • Research on how children learn shows that learning that happens outside of the traditional classroom helps students see the relevance of academic subjects and leads to deeper interest, which in turn directly impacts achievement.

  • The achievement gap between black and Hispanic students and their white and Asian peers was evident in the 2017 Next Generation math MCAS scores

 

  • The number of white students whose scores exceeded the standards was four times higher than black or Hispanic students, and the number of black and Hispanic students who did not meet the standard was almost three times as high as white students.

  • Research shows that girls begin to associate boys with science and math as early as grade two, and middle school is often when stereotypes and harmful associations cause many girls to avoid STEM subjects.

 

Economic Policy Institute 2015.

National Research Council 2009, 2011.

Department of Education 2017 profiles http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/statereport/nextgenmcas.aspx

Cvencek, D., Meltzoff, A.N., and Greenwald, A.G., Child Dev. 2011 May-Jun;82(3):766-79.

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